Common Food Allergens
Almost any food can start an allergy, but 8 foods account for 90 percent of all reactions in the United States:
In infants and children, the most common food allergies are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and wheat. The most common allergies in adults are shellfish (shrimp, crayfish, lobster), peanuts, tree nuts, and fish (such as salmon). Peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish often cause severe food allergies.
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